or hip


Origin of hyp

by shortening



  1. variant of hypo- before a vowel: hypalgesia.
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Examples from the Web for hyp

Historical Examples of hyp

  • He was author of a weekly paper, called The Hyp Doctor, for which he had 100 a year.

  • A throat-fly infests the reindeer, which is also frequently attacked by Hyp.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • "The Captain wants to see old Hyp," one of his aides replied.

    Old Farm Fairies:

    Henry Christopher McCook

  • As used in the early eighteenth century, the term "hyp" was perhaps not far from what our century has learned to call Angst.

  • Berkeley, Gray, and Swift used hyps or the hyp for hypochondriasis, and the adjective was apparently common.

British Dictionary definitions for hyp


  1. a variant of hypo- hypabyssal


abbreviation for
  1. hypotenuse
  2. hypothetical
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hyp in Medicine


  1. Variant ofhypo-
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